- Jesus of Nazareth (book)
name = Jesus of Nazareth
Pope Benedict XVI
language = English (translated from German)
May 15, 2007
media_type = Print, ebook, audiobook
pages = 355
isbn = ISBN 0385523416
"Jesus of Nazareth" is a 2007
non-fictionbook authored by Pope Benedict XVIand published by Doubleday. The book is the first volume in the pope's planned two-volume meditation on the life and teachings of Jesus Christand represents the first book authored by Benedict since his ascension to the papacy.
In the book's introduction, the pope explicitly states that the treatise is in "no way an exercise of the
magisterium," but rather an "expression of his personal search for the face of the Lord."
"Jesus of Nazareth"'s ten chapters cover the bulk of Jesus' public ministry, encompassing subjects and events such as Christ's baptism at the hands of
John the Baptist, the Sermon on the Mount, the meaning of the parables, the Calling of the Twelve, the Confession of Peter, and the Transfiguration. The book stops short of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalemand His subsequent Passion and Resurrection, which are to be the primary topics of the second volume.
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